This winter, The Sebastian – Vail is launching a new program to connect locals and visitors with a series of experts in their chosen field. Artists, Authors & Athletes takes place the first Thursday of the month from December to April with a complimentary reception and presentation from 6 PM – 7 PM in the Owner’s Lounge followed by a VIP dinner with the speaker in the Leonora private dining room. Limited tickets are available for the VIP dinner, which includes a wine pairing. To purchase tickets, please call 970.306.4640.
February’s guest is none other than Eric Alexander, skier, climber, and mountaineer.
Alexander is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25th 2001 Eric defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest guiding his blind-friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035′ summit. In 2002 the pair traveled to Russia and climbed Mt. Elbrus at 18,500 ft, and again found success on Mt. Kosciusko, Australia –– two more of the seven summits (the highest points on each of the seven continents) notably the pair skied from the top of each of these latter two – making this the first-ever blind ski descents. Eric shares this inspirational story with audiences all over the country and when he is not traveling he teaches disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado and directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that educates and encourages youth with disabilities in the outdoors.